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    February 22, 2013
    11:30 - 12:00pm PST  

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>> warren, is this baggage something you can handle? >> still in love with your ex. i don't know if i can get over that. on the other hand, if you have been in love with someone for a long period of time, you're just not going to stop loving them, you know, right away. >> can you accept her baggage? >> gwendolyn, i can accept your baggage. >> whoa! congratulations, gwendolyn and warren. they'll enjoy dinner for two in beverly hills. remember, love begins when we carry each other's baggage. remember, love begins when we carry each other's baggage. we'll see you next time. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com i feel great about him accepting my baggage. i think it's just time to meet a
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person to make me forget about the past.
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning. the woman who became infamous for lie about finding a finger in a cup of chili in 2005 is in legal trouble again. police are talking about it at a news conference right now in san jose. this time, the 57-year-old anna ayala is accused of lying to protect her son over a gun incident. amy hollyfield joining us now from the women's prison. she and her son will be in court today? >> at 1:30. right now at jail they are preparing to transport her to court to face her new charges. we went inside the jail and asked her if she would give us an interview on camera and officials sat the jail say she told them i'm not interviewing
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with nobody. here is her new mug shot, this is just taken yesterday after her arrest. she now is charged with being an accessory to a felony and filing a false police report. investigators say she lied to them to cover up for her son and she tampered wit, coming up with another hoax. she is known for the hoax she pulled in 2005. anna ayala spent four years in prison for that claiming she found a finger in a bowl of chili from a san jose wendy's hoping to sue the restaurant. she planted the finger and it belonged to an aquantitiance who lost it in an industrial accident. we tracked down her former landlord this morning and he is not surprised to hear she was arrested. he had to evict her after three months back in 2010. >> for me she talk add good story but it ended up a nightmare so i had to get her
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out of my place. it wasn't -- she had a really nice place new when she moved in and she crossed every line she could and i had to ask her to leave. >> for her current case, this is what happened: her 26-year-old son accidentally shot himself in the ankle. he is on parole and not supposed to have a gun so the coverup began. they say they said her son was shot and gave detail about the men who shot him and then she told them he was chasing a dog when he was shot and police started investigating and they say the store unraveled and figured she was lying. she got rid of the gun so she tampered with evidence. she will be arraigned and police will talk about this case this morning. stay with us on this developing story. our reporter is on the story right now and we will have it later in the newscast.
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>> thank you, amy hollyfield. >> on the peninsula a busy road in redwood city is re-opened after a deadly crash. the accident happened on bayshore road at seaport boulevard near the 101 freeway before 4:00 a.m. the c.h.p. closed traffic in both directions while officers collected evidence. they say the crash involves only one car. the coroner has identified the victim as 20-year-old of redwood city. new this morning police are looking for a man who exposed to himself to a teen girl walking home from school. police say the man drove up to the girl, called her name, and exposed himself when she wouldn't answer. officers searched the area but did not fin the man. >> oscar pistorius is free this morning with reports on where he has settled hours after a judge released the accused girlfriend murder on bail. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. it was a long drawn out process.
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>> the judge if this case really made oscar pistorius sweat. he rehashed four days' worth of testimony. oscar pistorius broke down more than crying more than once in the two hours and the announcement. oscar pistorius could go free, the bail set at a little more than $112,000. you could hear a pin drop in the courtroom, oscar pistorius, the defense team, prosecutor, and spectators holding their breath waiting. >> i have come to the conclusion that --. >> his father leaned forward to touch him and he sue resolution add small smile. outside the courthouse, quiet joy. because oscar pistorius is charactered with premeditated murder the judge explained he needed exceptional reasons to grant bail but our legal analyst says that is not how it played out. >> when he ruled it seemed that the ruling was simply based on
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the fact he wasn't a flight risk and he wouldn't be a a danger to the community which are standard bail conditions. >> other conditions include no gun, no passport and no going to the place he shot and killed reeva steenkamp maintaining he thought his girlfriend was an intruder. it is believed objection office will stay with his uncle. >> we are relieved the fact that oscar got bail today. but, at the same time, we are in mourning for the death of reeva steenkamp. >> experts say the ruling is a huge victory for oscar pistorius. >> the reality is the prosecution's case is not as strong as when the bail hearing started. >> the prosecution is arguing oscar pistorius killed reeva steenkamp on purpose after a fight. >> the next court date is june 4. >> senator jerry hill has legislation to make sure the
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high-speed rail project does not include new tracks for the peninsula. the bill has specific language to significant the high-speed rail is run on two existing tracks. the officials already promised hill they will not increase the number of tracks to four on the peninsula but a lot of neighbors oppose the idea and the deal includes having caltrain run on electric power making high-speed rail and caltrain come pat ill the those who want to rename san francisco airport in honor of harvey milk will hold a rally at noon. there is legislation to rename the airport harvey milk san francisco international, the first openly gay elected official who was assassinated along with mayor mascone in 1978. organizers say the rally is to urge the other supervisors to support the legislation. voters may get to decide on the name change in november. >> a police officer off duty is
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call add hero after interrupted a robbery attempt on a bart train at west oakland station. the suspect, 31-year-old jennifer davis of oakland is facing charges. police sergeant was riding bart withly fiance and he sprang into action when he heard "call the police," and wrestled her to the ground and got to his appointment with minutes to spare to get married. >> we have breaking news from the east bay where a wrongly convicted man is about to taste freedom after seven years in prison with late details coming up. a campus it is in at san francisco city college, the agreement struck this morning between protesters and the administration. >> big milestone to restore oakland's crown jewel, next, we will tell you about improvements [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up.
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>> breaking news in oakland a man wrongly convicts of attempted murder is set free today. a judge has just ordered the release of 51-year-old ronald ross after spending seven years in prison. his conviction was overturned last week with help from the innocence project. ross was convicted in 2006 of attempted murder. the victim of a west oakland shooting picked him from a photo
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lineup. he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. >> student demonstrators got the meeting they wanted over the budget crisis facing the troubled school after an all-night protest. the chancellor will meet with them. cornell bernard joins us with the developing news. >> the student demonstrators have just vacated the administration hall after getting what they want, a meeting next week with the chancellor about the crisis here at city college. >> a small group of student protesters camped outside demanding to speak with city college chancellor. police were standing by. we took no action. >> everything has been civil. the police have respected us. >> the protesters complained there has been a lack of communication between the students and the administration. >> a campus rally on thursday echoed fears there will be cuts to student services and lay off of school staff in an effort to
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fend off possible closing of the school because of declining enrollment. >> late this morning came word that the chancellor will meet with students on monday. >> it feels good for students to be heard and for us to have the community support and support from other students, a lost students are worried about the closure of the school and we want did reassure them we will do everything to make sure that does not happen. >> the meeting with the chancellor happens monday at 9:30 with a delegation five student demonstrators. city college has until march 15 to show a commission it has fixed more than 12 deficiencies. failure to do so means the largest community college in the united states would have to shut down. we are live at city college for abc7 news. >> happening right now, a major milestone has been reached in the restoring of oakland's lake merritt. today, a 750' section of the channel is opened to boaters and kayakers the first time in 140
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years the waterway has been opened. this is the scene happening right now at lake merritt, part of a multimillion dollar restoring project to improve the stagnant and once polluted waterway. the mayor joined others for the big opening, the first of three phases to connect a lake and the oakland estuary and will be completed in 2014. >> gorgeous outside. let's look at what is going on as we look to san mateo from the east bay hills this morning, you can see haze but not much happening today. sprinkles are possible tonight, snow in the sierra for the weekend and i will update you on that. >> interesting story, the danger of the super sized goldfish are posing to lake tahoe. researchers are concerned about the rare species. plus, the latest on pope benedict's resignation and what the online followers can expect with the
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>> cupertino, concord, wine country, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> the vatican has a big task at hand to select pope benedict's successor but they have made a decision when it comes to the twitter account. he is fold by two million people and the vatican radio announced when he leaves office next week they will close the account. pope benedict only posted two
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tweets in english during lent and no word whether the successor will open his own twitter account. former secretary of state madeleine albright is promoting a new week and spoke before a packed house last night in san rafael and talked with me about her childhood during world war ii and the nazi invasion and living in a bomb shelter say the new secretary of state, john kerry, is facing serious challenges in asia, china, latin america, and africa. >> part of the world has been heard from and the challenge, really, is trying to figure out what the first things are he will do. >> her book is "prague winter, a personal story of remembrance and war," with more than 1,000 people waiting if three hours to get her autograph. dan ashley will speak with her today in san francisco. >> a message of perseverance is inspirational. >> we are all looking forward to the weekend. with the big lunar new year
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celebration in redwood city tomorrow downtown, and you will emcee? >> yes, at the family friendly event. >> maybe easier to get there than the one in china town, wherever you go the weather will be great. no need to worry about wet weather. now, you can see live doppler 7 hd shows it is dry. no radar returns. sprinkles are possible overnight from this system up to the north, and notice, though, the radar runs from here moving west to east rather than north to south and it will slide down the tail end of the cold front and so we my have a sprinkle. here we are in south beach toward richmond and mid-50's around oakland and san jose and upper 50's and 60's in appeal appeal and walnut creek and here is how it looks in walnut creek right now, you are looking south, all the sunshine and
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santa rosa at 57 and napa at 52, concord is 56, and los gatos at 60. here is what i am thinking for the forecast cycle, today, mostly sunny with a few high clouds and mild temperatures, not so breezy,g us to warm a couple of degrees and a sprinkle with the cold front, and when it goes by, the only game in time, high pressure is back and we will be dry and warmer-than-average throughout the extended forecast. today, we are going to dance around averages and we will be two degrees warmer in napa and possibly two degrees cooler in san jose. here is a look at today's temperatures starting at the coast where it is breezy but not so much as yesterday mid-to-upper fists for you and we will have, say, low-to-mid 60's for everyone else around the bay and inland. if you are traveling the state, by the afternoon hours some of the light rain moving to eureka and clouds increasing at tahoe and 49 and mid-60's in the central valley and upper 60's
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around los angeles. here is the forecast for lake tahoe, looking at increasing clouds, temperature of about 49 today but 45 with light snow tonight and a couple of inches at best but some fresh powder and by sunday it is gone. getting there tomorrow, probably okay, even with the light snow. back at home, tonight, you can see the cloud cover even a few radar returns and in green we have the sprinkles with temperatures in the upper 30's to low 40's and mid-to-upper 40's around the bay and toward the coast. high pressure steering the storms to the north and here we will get clipped, an inside slider headed more, toward, washington, idaho, nevada, and utah than us, so when you have the inside sliders coming through they bring a dusting of snow to the sierra which is starting tonight and we are on the tail end with no green because that is how little chance we have of rain. tomorrow morning we will see
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increasing sunshine and breezy tomorrow as we look at the seven-day outlook, temperatures are slightly cooler tomorrow and we will need a light jacket because of the breeze, but we get to sunday the breezes are gone and the temperatures are back near average if not before all the way through thursday where we could hit 70 inland so warming next week but no real rain in the forecast. >> and hope sunday is warm for all the oscar gowns which are just two days away to get the full oscar expense, download the app, the back stage feature has access to a dozen cameras streaming behind-the-scenes video and from the red carpet available for the iphone, the ipad, detroit, and kindle fire. yo can have a front-row seat right here on abc7. why? because our live coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. with "on the red carpet." stars arriving a 4:00 and the academy awards presentation begins at 5:30 then we have a
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re-cap of the biggest moments and the after party on otrc followed by jimmy kimmel oscar special at 10:00 and abc7 news at 11. while you are watching, join us for the oscars party on facebook , you and our 95,000 other friends can comment on the fashion and surprises. >> lake tahoe is home to unwelcome guests. researchers say giant goldfish like this one have been found in lake tahoe. most of them are at least 1.5' long. according to buyologist, if they grow they could affect the renowned clarity. researchers believe the goldfish were introduced by people emptying fishbowls or aquariums into the lake. >> lot of waste product from them. >> moving on, mike nicco will be back with a new friend, that's right, here is friday's perfect
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pet next. >> friday before the oscars and what would they would without joan rivers and hi
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>> today at 3:00 on "katie" joan rivers and melissa and we hear from a young man captured on video dangling from a ski lift
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who fell 40' to the rocks below. and a new drug bringing a dose of hope to women with late stage breast cancer. >> perfect way to end the week with perfect pet. mike? >> great weekend to take a pet for a walk. >> or want the academy awards. >> how are you? >> great. lynn, nice to see you from the humane society. this is joker. >> joker is a baby. he is only about four or five months ago, pit and pit mix, four came in at the same time in the beginning of december around two months old so the advantage to the person who adopts is they have great training in classes and i had buster and there are two others, clarence and willie, and they are all around the same age, and so well trained, and we have had them with men, women,
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children, well trained pit bulls and kind and general tell and loving, and they give kisses. >> he seems great. i hope he can understand the way they are trained is how they behave and give them a chance. >> wonderful breed, great dog, but we are very selective whom we adopt. >> if you are interested in one of the four pit bulls or pit bull mixes give a call. nice to see you. >> love the neck tie. >> for all of us at abc7 news thanks for joining